Welcome to 'Issue 1' of the SW Herts Community Newsletter

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Did you know 97% of the things that happen in our community are good things? The sad fact is that many of them go unnoticed. Not any More! This newsletter is here to change that. Please do get in touch if you have local news... 

There is nothing stopping us taking action... 

It feels that there is a real change in the air at the moment. Not just because Spring is almost with us, but there is a real sense that if we are going to get things done, it's us that is going to have to do them. This Community Newsletter has been set up to share the community news we are making. Please visit the website and contact us to let us know what you are doing. The more we share the more people will engage and join us. Please do forward this newsletter so more local people can participate... if it is going to be it's up to WE!

Money isn't a necessity to take action. In fact if we don't ask for money we retain our freedom [ more here]
Community in Action
Each issue we'll be highlighting a few local community initiatives or projects. If you would like to feature then head over to the website SEND INFO page and drop us a note.
Olio Project - Sustainable Watford
Neal Emery talks to Chris Ogle about Olio - Food waste reduction initiative now launched in Watford.

Read more details here...
OVEG - Oxhey Village Environment Group
Flourish Craft Bakery
OVEG is the Oxhey Village Environment Group set up in 1974 for the residents of Oxhey Village to look after and protect the area. Great example of community in action. Visit the website for more information and upcoming events.
English Lessons - Ruth Lee
Free English Lessons
South West Herts CommunityTV
If you weren't aware we have our own TV channel on YouTube to bring all our local community videos into a central location. [... visit here]. If you have a video of your project, group, community idea let us know and we'll include it right away. 2 Videos for you this issue.
Ruth Lee ~ The Little Larder
Ruth Lee - The Little Larder project
WalktimeTV ~ David Sawyer - Southwold Road
WalktimeTV with David Sawyer - Southwold Road
Could your project be more effective?
Many community projects start because we spot something that needs attention, so we roll our sleeves up and get stuck in. Often there are ways to streamline or use technology to have even greater impact... where can you get help?

Link4Help Friday 24th March 12:00-2:30
if you have questions on anything, you'll get answers or signposts (free event).

*** Facebook group for free tips & tricks ***
Instant access workshops enable you to learn when you want, where you want, at the speed you want
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Special Feature
Introducing Food4Life which commences on the 5th March and then continues every other week. Parul Joshi the initiator behind Food4Life will be serving hot vegetarian food to those in need between 1pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoons. 
There are many new and existing community based projects in SW Herts. Please visit this website that has been set up to give visibility to these groups and enable us to increase engagement and participation. IF YOUR GROUP ISN'T LISTED THEN PLEASE TELL US.
Chorleywood Amateur Dramatics Society presents. 9/10/11 March
Grow Watford - Cassiobury Park
Grow Watford 1st event in Cassiobury Park on the 26th Feb 2017. Jane Johnson reporting in for Sustainable Watford... more info and pics here
Useful Links
Get Connected & Join in Online Discussions

Improving our community - SWHerts
Sustainable Watford
Friends of Oxhey Park
Oxhey Village Environmental Group

There are lots more community groups... please check the main community hub... and if you're not on there let us know!
Community Central
Communities Hub
Community in Action (CIA) page

Community Newsletter website
Some great local community initiatives
Stitch in Time - Knitting & Crochet
Croxley Green Needlecrafters
Colour and Connect
Pay-it-forward Book Club
Stitch in Time     | Croxley Needlecrafters
Colour Connect | Pay it Forward Bookclub
Click the pictures to visit websites
Who's creating this Newsletter?
You might be wondering who is behind this newsletter (and the business newsletter). You can find out more about IPSL - Innovation - People - Skills - Link4Growth by clicking on the image below.

Innovation - People - Skills - Link4Growth

The Next issue will be out on the 2nd Monday of March which is the 13th

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